The Hydraulic Centre Ltd
215a Torrington Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 9AP
The Hydraulic Centre is well established as one of the country’s biggest and most experienced repair centres for hydraulic pumps, hydraulic motors and hydraulic valves. With 8,500 sq ft of workshop space and six offices, it is a busy operation. Since precision work is carried out onsite, a high standard of lighting must be maintained at all times. However, the old-style fluorescent lamps that the Centre had in place used up a disproportionate amount of electricity. In order to improve energy efficiency, the Centre applied for a Carbon Trust interest-free loan to upgrade its lighting using ‘Save It Easy®’ (a Carbon-Trust-approved product).
The Hydraulic Centre used a subcontractor to install 405 energy-efficient T5 lamps across its site. By using a retrofit converter, Save It Easy, the new lamps were simply slotted into the old light fittings, removing the usual need to rip out and replace fittings that do not match the physical and technical specifications of the high-tech lamps.
As a result of the new lighting, the Hydraulic Centre expects to cuts its lighting energy needs by almost 50%. This will have a huge impact on the Centre’s electricity bill: it is forecasted to reduce its annual electricity bill by £4,138. The reduction in energy use onsite also translates to a saving of 17 tonnes of carbon each year.
The Hydraulic Centre will have no trouble paying back its Carbon Trust loan, since the project is expected to achieve payback in just 15 months.